Jean Case made her professional mark as a senior executive with AOL during its heyday. The first woman to chair the National Geographic Society, she now devotes her money and time to philanthropic causes. Her charitable outreach puts her in contact with people who bring about positive change worldwide. Case details five common traits these activists and innovators share. They each make a “big bet,” take calculated risks, learn from failure, engage with a diverse set of people, and stay courageous and calm in crises. Case offers stories of heroism that will inspire anyone involved in philanthropy.
About the Author
An early senior executive at America Online, Jean Case is the first female board chairman at the National Geographic Society and is CEO of the philanthropic Case Foundation.